Library searches presentation for academic skills

This presentation was delivered to all 1st year Lincoln International Business School students in the Isaac Newton main lecture theatre as part of an academic skills presentation (this time without a radio mic!).

Library Searches Sept 17 by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

Want to find a reading list without going to Blackboard?

Check out a journal archive via Electronic Journals a-z

If you would like to find out whether we have access to a particular journal then please go to the electronic journal a-z facility (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Electronic Journals a-z).

Mercian Conference slides on trust and academic writing

This is a presentation which Cheryl Cliffe and I presented at the inaugural Mercian Collaboration Conference on Tuesday 12th September, covering trust and academic writing which contains some surprising and illuminating findings.

Do They Trust Us, Do We Trust Them by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

Meet the Academic Writing Support team

Yesterday the Academic Writing Support team (including myself) had their photo taken in preparation for the new semester which begins on Monday 18th September. Cheryl Cliffe is on the left while Judith Elkin, the AWS manager, is on the right. We hold drop-in sessions in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library (starting on the 25th September) and 1-1 appointments throughout the year.  Currently, we are planning some workshops for October and November which cover a range of study skills areas such as essay writing, note-taking and strategic reading (et al.)

 

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New registration procedure for BRAD

The BRAD database , which contains newspaper circulation figures, has a new registration procedure. To gain access to this database please go to the Library website (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Databases > B > Brad = First-time users need to register for access : How do I access BRAD?). 

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http://ask.library.lincoln.ac.uk/eresources/faq/179443

New Library books, including writing a business plan

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Several new books have arrived in the Library to support Lincoln International Business School students. My favourite from this list  is Vaughan Evans (2016) Financial Times Essential Guides Writing a Business Plan: How to win backing to start up or grow your business because it will be of such practical use to students. It is a skill every business student ought to acquire.

New FAME interface

Gone is the old, slightly clunky interface for FAME, now there’s an option to select the all new interface shows us that it compares to the slightly flashier interfaces of Euromonitor and Mintel (we’ve requested to permanently replace the old version on FAME).

We’re delighted that this upgrade has taken place.  There’s now a help guide available, as well as being able to compare the profit and loss account of, for instance, supermarkets in the East Midlands under Pivot Analysis. Another feature is being able to see the calculations of a gearing ratio which is absolute gold dust to accountancy and finance students; comparable in usefulness to the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis on Marketline.  Unlike the old version, there’s a warning if you use the back button so you won’t lose your work. It’s certainly worth exploring in greater depth.

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New Library books for the business school

What’s your favourite new library book this week? Judging from the New Book list this month, mine is An everyone culture becoming a deliberately developmental organization by Kegan, Lahey & Laskow. Not only for the colourful cover, but an important topic – that being how we all learn within an organisation and support each other.

New Library Bookshttp://lists.library.lincoln.ac.uk/lists/B265CE16-325F-E59A-9290-4D9FEEE7D94A.html

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FAME connectivity fix

Over the past couple of weeks the FAME database has been experiencing some connectivity issues.

I’m pleased to announce that we have now a working URL via the steps below:

  1. Go to http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/fame

(or go to Fame from the Databases section of our website http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/az.php )

  1. Type lincoln in the Type the name of your organisation box and select University of Lincoln from the list and click Continue
  2. Login with your email address and your password.

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Introductory video about Academic Writing Support

Instead of embedding this YouTube video as I would normally do, I decided to embed the tweet from my @LINCLibrarian twitter account. It features the Academic Writing Support (AWS) manager, Judith Elkin, answering questions about what the services does to help students with their assignments. If you would like to book an appointment or turn up at one of our drop-in sessions then please see the AWS guide http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/aws